Both scientists, virologists, and epidemiologists across the world say that the Coronavirus ( known also as COVID 19) may become a routine disease over the next years to come.
The disease may become such as common colds or influenza one day, but it will take a lot to reach this stage, especially since the fierce spread of the “Delta” variant shows how dangerous this path is.
More than 20 months after the outbreak of the epidemic, people around the world must change the way they think about a disease that public health authorities once believed they could defeat, while the terrifying emergency has become long-term and grinding, according to a report by the “Wall Street Journal, a US daily newspaper, wide-circulated.
The super-contagious “Delta” variant made the virus nearly impossible to get rid of and led to a spike in cases worldwide, even in countries like Australia that kept the epidemic largely contained.
SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is among the most prevalent infectious pathogens and is now focusing on unvaccinated people, driving hospitalizations and deaths in some places in the United States to dangerous levels.
While infections subside in some states, cases are rising in others. Delta is moving the world toward immunity to the virus at a great cost. With each new infection, the risk of a variant emerging that could spread faster, get sick more virulently or overwhelm vaccines increases.
Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus is likely to “stay with us” as it continues to mutate in unvaccinated countries around the world and previous hopes of eradication dwindle.
During a speech by Dr. Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the Health Emergencies Program at the WHO, at a press conference, he said that he believes this virus is there to “stay with us” and will evolve like pandemic influenza viruses and will evolve into one of the other viruses that affect us.